Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Time and a Happy Heart

It's just been awhile since I've posted. I've been busy playing and posting in the new JunkMarket site . Oh what fun it is to see what other people do with Junk!

In the meantime, it's time to select paint colors and fixtures for Steve's latest house on Live Oak street in the infamous 78704 zip code in South Austin. Steve's company is SGFHC, Inc., and this is his third house. Should be amazing, how could it not be with Tim McIntyre architecture?

Like the house on West Elizabeth, this will be a contemporary cottage with cues from the JunkMarket as well as Pottery Barn and...ummm....Bridie Murphy!

Showing off my "tiny tot" shelf, wishing I could find a larger one for the bathroom!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Daddy Gone a Year and Autumnal Equinox

It's such a pretty time...I've got all of the windows in the house open and the "Nature Songs" CD that I played for Dad in his last days is playing...

I like the sense of summer ending and fall beginning, somehow I feel his Spirit in the sweet and gentle cool air? Oh, Daddy, I love you so much.

For the Front Door...a Halloween Wreath Challenge

I've pulled so many twisted branch wreaths from trash heaps, I can't begin to count them...saved them for fun challenges like this! Helps that a friends birthday is coming up and I'll surprise her with a little something for her new home.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Starry skies and summer breeze

Gentle breezes are blowing in anticipation of Ike's landing later this evening in Texas.

Finally got my blog banner from Tiffany Jane! Just have to figure out how to make it fit across the top of the page...hmmm...eight years at Dell and still so computer challenged? I have no excuses.

Busy days, business cards and planning the new build with Steve. Thinking about unique items for the 78704 house, perhaps a trough in the kitchen counter?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Starting my career in Real Estate

So, Steve and I have purchased another great property in Austin's fantastic 78704 neighborhood. I've finally got my real estate license and am happily working with the super folks at Century 21 HS & Associates in Georgetown, Texas.

We've demolished the structure below, but salvaged some interesting pieces and the metal went to recycle. Slab will be coming soon...with another gorgeous home designed by Tim McIntyre . We saved long leaf pine floors from the house, Steve will do custom stairs with the material and the house will also include the same quality cabinetry as do all of the SGFHC, Inc. houses.

Call or write if you are looking for a nifty new place to live , or if you have a nifty old place to sell! Thanks, Bridget

Thursday, August 14, 2008

August and Halloween time already! ?

Pulling out all of my halloween scraps, bits and pieces. A fun swap (Halloween Door Hanging), my partner is in Arizona, so perhaps some bones would be in order? I dunno, an image of a thirsty skeleton (!) comes to mind...
Hosted by Jaime (thanks, M'am) -- find her shop:
So, I'm off to create

Monday, April 21, 2008

Time to Begin another Book

Tada! I'm in a new Altered Book swap. Can't wait to get started...france and emotions....24 participants and Rhonda's going to bind a book for each of us. How cool is that?

Oh, and I just got commissioned to do a Children's bookshelf for a Juvenile Diabetes Auction.

Stay tuned for fun photos!?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Recycling Art - Folk Art Robots?

Fun this past week creating whimsy of all kinds. Tomorrow in Georgetown should be a blast! Oh...maybe I should make a rocket for one of the bots?

This guy/gal is called "out of the dark". Hope you like it.

Come see us at the festival, will you?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring and the Serendipity Festival and More Art

Upcoming Serendipity Festival on April 12th at the Community Montessori School in Georgetown!

Inspired by my recycled art creator, Erica Greening Costenbader, and urban folk artist, Anthony Pack (this photo is from his flickr page, quite a brilliant construction), I'll have a booth where children and adults can create robots as well as add to a community totem pole. So, save your tin cans, your odd-bobs and whatnots, and we'll put them to use.

By the way, I SAVED an AMAZING clock face out of a burn pile's 16" at its widest point and has roman numerals and the coolest gear works. Ay yi yi...what else could be in that filthy pile? I digress...

Come play with us on the 12th...otherwise, see you at the Earth Day celebration on April 19th at Republic Park!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

You never much fun Mail can be...

Got this amazing package today from Lije Handmade. What a doll...I mean her, not the goodies, well, yes, the goodies include the most FANTASTIC dolly things: a sweet chicken toy, a fabulous bird apron (I adore birds) and a scarf with the sweetest dolly decoration...all handmade by Liliana Jesus. Unbelievable.

I feel bad because I've never done a private swap and didn't come anywhere near what she sent...I didn't know what to expect! I've been disappointed by a couple of group swaps (once not receiving anything) and another time receiving an item not too exciting (ouch, can I say that)! :) So, it only goes to show that the one time I don't go overboard, the other person does!!! How utterly embarrassing.

I'm off to write my thank you note and to begin work for the next group swap I'm in. So, if you believe in paying it forward, just hope you're on the receiving end of my “Hanging Up Springtime” swap!